Using Song Lyrics to Aid Fluency
Fluency is important to develop readers who read smoothly, pay attention to punctuation, and chunk words (group words) together by meaning. This lesson highlights visual and auditory processing strategies. It is especially valuable to students who have struggled with decoding. However, it is a fun and worthwhile activity for all levels of learner.
Please Note: There are Occupational Therapy (OT) Tips throughout this presentation. They demonstrate devices and techniques. If one believes that observed behaviors could benefit from these devices or techniques, please consult with the school’s OT or have the child’s parents obtain an OT recommendation from a pediatrician prior to incorporating these ideas.
Click on the character name to download an image of each to use in your own class.
Helps students to remember how to put words together or chunk the words.
Helps students to remember the speed varies as they read; they should not always read fast or always read slow. Good readers adjust their rate depending on what the character is saying.
Helps students to remember that some words get more emphasis or oomph. Also, depending on which word you emphasis, the meaning of the sentence can change.
- Hand Fidgets
- Smile by Uncle Kracker
- Lyrics: Smile by Uncle Kracker
- Life Is A Highway by Rascal Flatts
- Lyrics: Life Is A Highway by Rascal Flatts
- I Love Trash by Aerosmith
- Lyrics: I Love Trash by Aerosmith
This video was filmed at The Pilot School.